Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures From Our Patients
What services does your denture clinic offer?
Here’s a quick list:
- Partials (metal, acrylic bases)
- Immediate Dentures
- Dentures on Implants
For more information, see our SERVICES page.
What should I do if I have a problem with my dentures?
See your denturist as soon as possible. It is best to address problems with dentures right away as they are more difficult to fix as they get older. A denturist will take measurements and make sure that dentures fit snugly and comfortably without causing mouth pain or speech issues. Taking care of dentures is an important part of oral hygiene. With regular denture adjustments, much of the discomfort and speech problems can be avoided. As dentures are not permanent, it is essential to keep track of any changes in the fit or function of dentures over time. When dentures no longer fit properly, it may be necessary to adjust them or even replace them.
What are the costs of your denture clinic services?
Costs vary with the type of service provided. Come in to the clinic to visit us in Kelowna or call us for a free consultation, where we can discuss what you need and provide a more accurate estimate on the services you require. Insurance plans are accepted and we can submit for preapproval.
How often should I visit the denture clinic?
Every six months, or sooner if you have any problems with your dentures. Remember we provide in-house visits for patients who have mobility and other issues that prevent them from coming to the clinic for appointments.
What are the hours of operation for the denture clinic?
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 4:30pm and Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm/p>
What is the process for getting new dentures?
- The first appointment for preliminary impressions.
- The second appointment is for secondary impressions and bite registration.
- The third appointment is a consultation and fit for trial wax-based dentures for the final mould.
- A fourth appointment is made to pick up your new teeth.
- Subsequent appointments are made for follow up visits to make sure your new dentures are fitting well.
How do I care for my dentures?
Here’s a few quick tips:
- Remove and rinse dentures after eating.
- Handle your dentures carefully.
- Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
- Brush your dentures at least daily.
- Soak dentures overnight.
- Rinse dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution.